Welcome back, Aggies! Class is once again in session and football is right around the corner — and perhaps some cooler weather, too. We’re excited to welcome new students to campus and have our returning students back in town.
We want to introduce ourselves to our new community members. We’ve also put together some tips and recommendations for a fun and successful semester for students and professors alike. Read on for more, and good luck this semester, Aggies!
Who We Are
KAMU is the Brazos Valley’s premier public broadcasting station. For more than 50 years, we’ve provided educational and informative programs to viewers and listeners of all ages on TV and FM.
On TV, we are the region’s sole PBS affiliate. Whatever your taste, we have something for you: from dramas and cooking shows to travel and news. Or get your nostalgia fix with PBS KIDS programming, airing weekdays from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on KAMU or 24/7 on our dedicated PBS KIDS channel (12.3 or Optimum 18).
On radio, we combine the best variety of NPR news coverage and interview shows with storytelling, music and local programming. Plus, our 24/7 classical music radio station is about to turn a year old.
Tips for a fun and successful semester
Attend (or watch!) Midnight Yell
Midnight Yell is an event unique to Texas A&M. The night before each home football game, Kyle Field is opened to fans for yell practice. If you can’t make it in person, don’t worry. KAMU broadcasts and livestreams each yell practice. Watch on KAMU or stream through the PBS App.
Study or grade with classical music
Stay focused with KAMU-Classical/HD-2. Whether you’re a student hitting the books before an exam or a professor grading papers, our 24/7 classical music station is the perfect choice. You can easily listen online or download the TuneIn app. If you have a slower internet connection, use this link instead.
Enjoy local events
Dozens of wonderful local events happen across town each semester. This fall, join KAMU in Downtown Bryan for First Friday each month. We also enjoy spending time with the community at The Local at Lake Walk and with students at occasional events on campus. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to be the first to learn about upcoming events.
Watch Texas A&M Today
We go behind-the-scenes of your favorite university. “Texas A&M Today” is a KAMU original production using dynamic cinematography and creative storytelling to tell the stories of Aggieland. Learn about hidden gems of campus and hear from the best and brightest in our Aggie community. We’re preparing to premiere Season 2 this fall! For now, Season 1 is available to stream at any time.
Listen to The Heart of Art
Our community is full of passionate artists. Hector Niño ’21 talks to them all on his weekly radio show “The Heart of Art.” Learn about their artistic journeys and the impact their art has on the Brazos Valley and feel more connected to the community.
Learn with NOVA and NATURE
If you need to take a break from schoolwork but still want to grow your knowledge, “NOVA” and “NATURE” are perfect for you. “NOVA” is TV’s longest-running science series, covering interesting and timely topics. Just this year, they’ve dug into the data sent back to Earth from the James Webb Space Telescope, looked into the chase for carbon zero status and uncovered how the brain shapes your reality. On “NATURE,” the environment and wildlife of the Earth is under the spotlight: from Costa Rican hummingbirds to the 37 different species of dogs.
Let our production team collaborate with you
Professors: let our production team help you. We offer several collaborative services. We can record a lecture or a class series for an online course. Or if you’re contacted by a media outlet for an interview, we can provide professional backgrounds, lighting and cameras. The possibilities are limitless – we simply want to elevate the excellence of Texas A&M.